Air passenger rights in Scandinavia – flightright Scandinavia all set for take off
- Stockholm is the first port of call for German air passenger rights website
- Rollout in all Scandinavian and Baltic countries to occur by autumn 2012
Berlin, September 7, 2012 –flightright (www.flightright.de), the consumer portal for air passenger rights, is expanding internationally. Contracts signed earlier this week confirm the expansion of the young German company, with flightright Scandinavia (www.flightright.se) now gearing up for a launch in Stockholm, Sweden.
Plans for further growth have already been drafted. The Brandenburg-based company will use its new branch office in Sweden to expand into Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, as well as the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This makes flightright the first company to provide success-based judicial enforcement of air passenger rights in over ten European countries.
Marcus Schmitt, recently appointed to flightright’s executive board, gives a summary of the emerging market in numbers: “With the founding of flightright Scandinavia, we have expanded our market by eight countries. This now makes our service available to an additional 32 million people. That’s 26.6 million air passengers on 320,000 flights, all facing potential delays.”
Stephan Eriksson, an expert on aviation law, has spent 20 years successfully handling compensation claims on behalf of affected passengers and dependants of plane crash victims worldwide. Convinced by flightright’s business model, he now provides support as head of the Stockholm office. “The service provided by the German portal for air passenger rights is exceptional," he says. "It’s wonderful to be in a position to use this technology to ensure that the rights of passengers in Scandinavia,other Nordic countries and the Baltic States are now covered as well. In Sweden, we can even pursue class actions - a form of collective lawsuit associated predominately with the United States.”
About flightright: flightright (www.flightright.de), the consumer portal for air passenger rights, was launched in the spring of 2010. In using the portal provided by flightright, air passengers may seek financial compensation for delayed or cancelled flights.
flightright refers to Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, under which air passengers affected by cancelled or delayed flights are entitled to compensation by the airline.
For more information visit http://www.flightright.de
Media contact Germany: Nadine Kupfer | +49 30 2576205 15 |
Media contact Sweden: Stephan Eriksson | +46 705 142890 |